You can read more about why I'm doing listings here. Long story short: This curated and decidedly non-comprehensive list contains nothin' but shows that I am going to/would go to if I had more time.
Gig of the week:
Track Could Bend #22 (feat. New Positions / Melk / Clara Engel & Neil Wiernik) / Dundas Video 2017-01-03 (Tuesday – PWYC!) [FB event]
New year, New Positions! Once again, I'm starting off my year's gig-going at my own monthly series — there's warm weather in the forecast and a mix of warm sounds. Since I last saw 'em, New Positions has mutated again, with HSY's C. Jude and Germaphobes' Neil Rankin being joined by Bile Sister's Julie Reich. Trumpeter Emily Denison has just put out a tape with Hamilton's super-cool HAVN collective and will be joined for a set by guitarist Alexei Orechin. And Clara Engel will be setting aside her songs for some sonic explorations with Neil Wiernik. As always, it's PWYC, and we'll wrap up by 11 o'clock for anyone that has to be at school or work on Wednesday morning.
This week's noteworthy shows:
In Between Sounds (feat. Lorde Awesome) / The Only Café 2017-01-05 (Thursday) [FB event]
Long Winter 5.2 (feat. Han Han / Jessica Moss / LA LUNA / The Magic / M.I. Blue / Nautiluss / Queen Of Swords / Tough Age / WHIMM) / The Gladstone Hotel 2017-01-06 (Friday) [FB event]
Class Of 2017 (feat. Partner / The Seams / Lonely Parade / Veins) / The Silver Dollar Room 2017-01-06 (Friday) [FB event]
Bruno Capinan [Divina Graça album release!] / Small World Music Centre 2017-01-06 (Friday) [FB event]
Mulheres Tropicalistas: A Tribute to the Women of Tropicalia (feat. Os Tropies / Zeca Polina) / Burdock Music Hall 2017-01-07 (Saturday) [FB event]
Birth of Troubling Forms [improvised music played to play to Jean Cocteau's Orphée] / Array Space 2017-01-07 (Saturday) [FB event]
Wave of Terror (Ohmno / King Creep / Beach Fox) / The Baby G 2017-01-07 (Saturday) [FB event]
Mark Hundevad/Colin Fisher (Daniel Pencer/Camille Emaille) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-07 (Saturday) [FB event]
Add these to your calendar:
Reminder: This post only contains this week's updates — the full listings can always be found over on the right-hand sidebar!
Ornate Ornette (feat. Alexei Orechin/Emily Denison/Alex Lank/Phil Albert) / The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge) 2017-01-10 (Tuesday – early!) [FB event]
Mark Hundevad and Mike Gennaro [The Archives of Eternity release celebration!] / Array Space 2017-01-12 (Thursday) [FB event]
Toronto Women In Music presents (feat. Beliefs / Vallens / Peeling / Nyssa) / The Baby G 2017-01-14 (Saturday) [FB event]
The Holy Gasp (Mayraki / ART the Band) / Smiling Buddha 2017-01-28 (Saturday) [FB event]
- In case you missed it over the holidays, Eucalyptus made the season a little brighter with the digital release of their new album slipping out on Christmas Day. Quel cadeau!